The 23rd National Economic Forum

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The Golden Lion Hotel

8-10 King Street

Stirling

FK8 1BD

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"Meeting the Future Skills Challenge"

You are invited to attend the 23rd National Economic Forum to explore Scotland’s Future Skills Action Plan published in September this year setting out our ambition for a more agile, flexible skills system able to meet the opportunities and challenges that the labour market will face in coming years.

We are seeking the views of employers and business across Scotland’s economy on the key themes for change and how the Scottish Government and our partners can achieve our ambition.

As part of this half day conference at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling the First Minister will deliver a keynote speech alongside an address from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work.

There will be opportunities to engage with the First Minister, Cabinet Secretaries and keynote speaker in plenary and group sessions.

Those smaller group discussions, facilitated by Ministers and business leaders will provide an opportunity to explore particular issues in more depth. Prior to the Forum delegates will recieve more information about the discussion group that they have chosen.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISCUSSION GROUPS RUN AT THE SAME TIME WHICH MEANS YOU SHOULD REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE.

Discussion Group 1: Increased system agility and employer responsiveness

Discussion Group 2: Enhanced access to upskilling and retraining

Discussion Group 3: Ensuring financial sustainability of the system

Discussion Group 4: The Climate Emergency and the Skills Challenge

Ministers attending the Forum:

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP

Details of Ministers and business speakers involved in each discussion group will be made available closer to the event.

How to Register

Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis, so early registration is advised to ensure your choice of discussion group

You can register for the full event via the 'Register' button and by selecting which workshop you wish to attend from the list provided. You cannot choose to attend simply the event or discussion group alone. Again, please note that you should only register for one discussion group.

Personal Data

The Scottish Government will use the data provided when registering to plan for attendance at this event. The names and associated company details of those signed up to attend specific discussion groups may be shared with Ministerial hosts and external facilitators in advance of the event, but contact details will not. Contact details will be used to share relevant information with attendees in advance of the event, as well as to request feedback afterwards. When registering, you will be asked if you are willing for your attendance at this event to be published on the Scottish Government’s website. Additionally, you will be asked if you are willing for your details to be retained by the Scottish Government so that you can be notified of future, similar events. You have the right to be confident that when the Scottish Government asks for, holds or shares your personal data, we will do so responsibly and in accordance with data protection legislation. You can read more about the Scottish Government’s policy on personal data here.

Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 is in force and the Lobbying Register is operational. That Act requires any regulated lobbying of MSPs, Scottish Government Ministers, special advisers, and the Permanent Secretary to be registered on the Lobbying Register. However, contributing to the National Economic Forum may not normally constitute regulated lobbying, as participation invites companies to share information about their experiences or sectors, on specific topics within the context of the agenda. Nonetheless, you should note that it remains the responsibility of attendees to determine whether the nature of their participation triggers a requirement to register under the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016. Scottish Parliament guidance, FAQs and common scenarios are available here including a helpful information leaflet.

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The Scottish Government may carry out photography and filming to record and document this event. Images and footage may be stored for future use in our social media, websites, and official publications. This content may also be shared with third parties e.g. social media outlets and the local press. Our use of this data is in strict accordance with data protection laws.


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The Golden Lion Hotel

8-10 King Street

Stirling

FK8 1BD

United Kingdom

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